Treatment with Homeopathy for Depression
Homeopathic remedies a holistic system of treatment can help to rebalance the mind and emotions which cause stress, tension, anxiety, depression. Treatment of depression in early stages is more help. Hence it is important to recognize early symptoms of depression (like sleeplessness, change in appetite, feeling of hopelessness, worthlessness, dread or guilt) and seek treatment. Most mental health disorders like depression, anxiety tend to chronic illness that requires long-term treatment. Appropriate treatment of depression with homoeopathic remedies can help to prevent the likelihood of serious recurrences of depression. The advantages of homeopathic remedies are---it is effective in people of all age right from children to the elderly, is safe and has minimal side effects.
There are few studies on the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies in depression but professional homeopaths may consider the following remedies useful for treatment of depression based on their knowledge and experience.
According to homeopathy treatment of any illness in homeopathy has to be individualized. No one single homeopathic remedy is effective for everyone with one type of disease----as homeopathy considers that different people respond to the same illness in different ways.
The homeopathic doctor after taking a detailed history and examining you will prescribe any medication. Homeopathic remedies do not treat only the symptoms in a patient but considers that person has to be treated as whole (both body and mind). As different people respond to the same illness in different ways-- treatment for each person has to be individualized.
Some of the homeopathic remedies that used for treatment of depression include;
- Ignatia: Useful in people with a sudden sense of grief or disappointment after loss of a loved one, end of a relationship, or loss of job
- Natrum muriaticum: This remedy is used in people with depression due to death of a loved one or end of a relationship
- Arsenicum album: Useful for treatment of depression in people who are excessively worried about their health, are obsessive and exceedingly critical of themselves and others.
- Aurum metallicum: Gold is useful for treatment of people who are workaholics and have a disproportionate sense of duty.
Some other remedies that are used in treatment of depression include---Calcium carbonicum, Kali phosphoricum, Lachesis muta, Natrium carbonicum, Natrium muraticum, Pulsatilla nigricans, Sepia, Staphysagria.
An experienced homeopath will prescribe any remedy after examining you and based on his experience. Alternative medications are often used in conjunction with, and not in place of, prescription medications. They can help to reduce the side effects associated with conventional treatment and may even help to completely stop the conventional medicines. If you have been suffering for severe and long-lasting, or recurring depression consult a licensed mental health professional.
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Feb 04, 2013
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